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Low fertility in Europe has given upward thrust to the concept of a ‘fertility crisis’. This e-book shifts the eye from fertility decline to why humans do have childrens, asking what young ones suggest to them. It investigates what position youngsters play in how teens plan their lives, and why and the way teens make the alternatives they do.

The publication goals to extend our comprehension of the complicated buildings and cultures that impact reproductive selection, and explores 3 key facets of fertility choices:

  • the strategies in the direction of having (or now not having) childrens, and the way they're underpinned by means of negotiations and ambivalences
  • how family members guidelines, labour markets and private relatives have interaction in teens’ fertility choices
  • social differentiation in fertility selection: how fertility rationales and reasoning may perhaps fluctuate between men and women, and throughout social classes

Based on empirical experiences from six international locations – France, Scandinavia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Italy (representing the low and high finish of eu edition in fertility premiums) – the publication indicates how assorted financial, political and cultural contexts interact in teens' fertility rationales. will probably be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology, anthropology, demography and gender studies.

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